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Caerleon Legionary Fortress: Former Ambulance Station Field

A Scheduled Monument in Caerleon (Caerllion), Newport (Casnewydd)

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Latitude: 51.6128 / 51°36'46"N

Longitude: -2.9523 / 2°57'8"W

OS Eastings: 334158

OS Northings: 190871

OS Grid: ST341908

Mapcode National: GBR J7.9Q3F

Mapcode Global: VH7B6.SQ3H

Entry Name: Caerleon Legionary Fortress: Former Ambulance Station Field

Scheduled Date: 20 June 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3728

Cadw Legacy ID: MM262

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Legionary fortress

Period: Roman

County: Newport (Casnewydd)

Community: Caerleon (Caerllion)

Built-Up Area: Caerleon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument consists of the remains of a civil settlement, or canabae, of Roman date on the E side of Isca. The E canabae is known from excavations on the site of the former Ambulance Headquarters immediately outside the E gate of the fortress. Excavations in advance of housing construction revealed substantial, high status, buildings of late Roman date, overlying extensive earlier deposits.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Roman urban settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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